Chaplain’s Letter for April from Spiritual Care, St. Cloud Hospital & Health Fair Dental Resource

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Traveling Health & Screening Fair, Waite Park MN

Today 6 Faith Community Nurses helped welcome people 50+ to the first of three Traveling Health & Screening Fairs this spring. Pictured are Dental Students from the St. Cloud Technical and Community College Dental Program.  They checked people for oral cancer and discussed dental care with them.  They came to my church to do a presentation called “Keep Those Pearly Whites” and discussed toothpastes, rinses and floss, power and regular toothbrushes, need for regular dental cleaning and check ups, implants, crowns, dentures, dry mouth and more and gave out samples.  One tip they gave us is the use of gum and mints with Xylitol which can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.  Gum with Xylitol is in my Easter baskets this year.  From Web MD: As a medicine, xylitol is used to prevent middle ear infections (otitis media) in young children, and as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes. Xylitol is added to some chewing gums and other oral care products to prevent tooth decay and dry mouth. They also shared the low-cost dental services available at the school.

To set up a presentation and/or get information on low-cost dental services, contact:

Barbara Henkemeyer, RDH, MS
Dental Hygiene Faculty & Program Director
St. Cloud Technical & Community College
Health Science Bldg
1245 15th Street North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Office: 320-308-5906

 

Waite Park Health FairSt. Cloud Technical & Community College Dental Students at Waite Park Traveling Health Fair 4.2.2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Traveling Health Fairs are:

*Friday April 10 from 8-12 am at Whitney Health Center in St. Cloud

*Thursday April 30, 2015 8-12 am at St. Francis Church in Sartell, MN.

Traveling Health Fair Spring 2015 Color pub